Police recover stolen van

Sunshine Coast

2020-11-23 15:21 PST

File # 2020-8095

The Sunshine Coast RCMP is crediting a couple of keen-eyed witnesses for identifying the suspect in an early morning theft of courier van loaded with packages.

On Monday, November 23, 2020, at approximately 8:30 a.m. RCMP responded to a 911 report of a theft of motor vehicle from the 5800 block of Marine Way in Sechelt. While frontline officers made patrols in the area, police received another report of a vehicle matching the description of the stolen vehicle that had gone into the ditch in the 11400 block of Sunshine Coast Highway, Madeira Park.

Officers attended the collision and located the vehicle as well as a female who matched the suspect description provided by the vehicle owner.

The 20-year old female suspect, who is well-known to police, was arrested without incident, transported to Sechelt Hospital for minor injuries, and is expected to appear in court.

"With prompt assistance from the public, police were able to locate and arrest the woman. The public is instrumental in helping our officers in their duties," states Constable Jihan McDougall.

Released by

Cst. Jihan McDougall

Media Relations Officer
Sunshine Coast RCMP
sunshinecoast.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
5800 Teredo St, Box 188 Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Office: 604-885-2266
Fax: 604-885-9473

Email: jihan.mcdougall@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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